Patrick Ertel

About Patrick Ertel

Patrick Ertel is the editor of Vintage Truck magazine.

Buick Roadmaster – The Buick Plant Pickup
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The 1940 Buick Roadmaster that appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was built specially for use within the Flint plant and is owned by Marvin Stephenson. Historian Gary Hopcraft discovered that this particular pickup was able to escape destruction on more than one occasion, first from a salvage yard and later from a fire in the building where it was being stored. … Read the rest of the story…

Chevrolet 3100 – Tearful Reunion
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The 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that appears in the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Bruce Barnes who received the truck by way of his grandfather, Raymond Anderson, who was a bulldozer operator in the town of Girard, Illinois. Bruce surprised his parents with the restoration by driving it in a homecoming parade, a stunt that brought tears to his adoring mother’s eyes. … Read the rest of the story…

Fargo Sweptside – January/February 2015 Cover Story
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1957 Fargo Sweptside

The 1957 Fargo Sweptside that appears on the cover of the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is one of two known to survive and is owned by Bill Armstrong of Ontario, Canada. The 1957 model was the first Fargo to have the “alligator” hood. It could be opened 45 degrees, or folded up to a full 90 degrees for unequaled access to the engine. And, be sure to check out the video interview with Bill Armstrong and his … Read the rest of the story…

1957 Fargo Sweptside Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
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1957 Fargo Sweptside

Bill Armstrong and his wife Patricia Godschalk drove all the way from Ontario, Canada, with their 1957 Fargo Sweptside to attend the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014. This beautiful Canadian truck is such a rare bird we couldn’t help but feature it on the cover of the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck. Check out this video interview with Bill and Patricia taken at the show. We have more videos to come, so keeping checking the website for the … Read the rest of the story…

2014 Vintage Truck Show Video
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The 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, proved to be another successful show. We had a great display of vintage vehicles and exhibitors on the field across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio—and possibly our largest turnout of spectators. If you missed this fun and free event, watch this brief video that features footage shot from the 2014 show and a soundtrack by Sawgrass, this year’s music entertainment. Be sure to bring your old truck to next … Read the rest of the story…